Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Steps being taken for economic stability: Rashid


LAHORE:(APS)FEB 20,2016-Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid says all possible measures are being taken for economic stability.

Talking to newsmen in Lahore on Saturday evening, he said various challenges including terrorism and electricity crisis are hampering national development.

He said steps have been taken to tackle these challenges on war footings.

To a question, the Minister said political parties have reservations regarding working of National Accountability Bureau. However, reforms in NAB will be introduced with the consultations of elected leadership.

Regarding the filing of FIR about Pathankot airbase attack, the Information Minister said a committee comprising representatives of concerned security institutions was formed and the government has implemented its recommendations.

Meanwhile, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid has said reforms are being introduced in NAB Ordinance to smoothen the accountability process.

In a statement, he said NAB has itself admitted difficulties in the existing law to proceed against the corrupt.

Pervaiz Rashid said Imran Khan had earlier been of the view that appointment of chairman NAB was made to protect corruption and now he has become a big fan of him. He said it is nothing, but duplicity.

The Minister welcomed anchor Dr Shahid Masood for moving Supreme Court and PEMRA.

He said he will expose Dr Shahid Masood for presenting his wishful thinking and misconceptions as news.

Pervaiz Rashid said the people who are habitual of spreading baseless and concocted stories should have courage to hear truth.

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